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Self-Employment

Do you want to start a business?

You may be eligible to receive support in starting your business if you are:

  • A person with a disability; or
  • Currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits; or
  • Have received EI benefits in the past three (3) years; or
  • Have received maternity/parental EI benefits within the past years.

Self-employment services and supports include:

  • Entrepreneurial workshops offered by our partners BCIT and EMBERS
  • Supports for business plan development
  • One to one business coaching and mentoring
  • $300 a week living allowance

Contact your Case Manager for more information.

Additional online resources related to self-employment include: